BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two people from Kalamazoo were arrested and caught with over 100 pieces of stolen mail Wednesday morning.
Deputies were notified that a Jeep stolen out of Kalamazoo was seen in Byron Township at 1 a.m.
They tried to stop the driver near 84th Street and US-131, but the driver sped away and started a chase, according to Kent County Sheriff's Office.
Despite spike strips being deployed at 100th Street and US-131, the driver continued to flee down the highway until the car came to a stop near the Dorr exit, deputies said.
Two suspects, aged 40 and 37 years old, were then arrested on charges related to the stolen Jeep, fleeing and eluding, and possession of burglary tools, according to the sheriff's office.
Inside the car, deputies found over 100 pieces of stolen mail that had been taken from Kalamazoo, Ottawa County, and Byron Township, including multiple credit and debit cards, checks, and other assorted mail.
As of Wednesday, Kent County detectives continue to sort through the stolen mail and contact victims.
In addition, contact has been made between the sheriff's office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for a possible federal investigation, according to the sheriff's office.